Understanding who I am and where I belong.

My personal experiences of being from a Mixed ethnic group. As a part of Black History Month 2021, I am inspired to share some of my personal experiences of being from a Mixed ethnic group, and how I feel it has impacted me throughout my life so far. I don’t feel like I’m from anywhere.Continue reading “Understanding who I am and where I belong.”

What losing my mum taught me about death.

Three years ago, in the early hours of this morning, I lost my mum following a tragic accident. She tripped and fell down the stairs which caused injuries she was unable to recover from. I’d been with her during the day before it happened. Laughing, joking and spending time with her; not knowing it wouldContinue reading “What losing my mum taught me about death.”

Being mixed race and pansexual.

One experience of being part of the BIPOC LGBTQ+ community. I have wanted to share this story for some time but felt uncomfortable for putting it out there for fear of embarrassment, and judgement from my friends, family and peers, but I’ve realised recently that my fear of being judged isn’t nearly as important asContinue reading “Being mixed race and pansexual.”

“Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Seeing these experiences in a new light. It’s often the stories that embarrass us most which – in sharing them, liberate us from feelings of shame and unworthiness. Of feeling like we don’t fit in, or that our experiences are too shameful to speak of. Some embarrassing stories of mine are on the tip of myContinue reading ““Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll””

Response-Ability — Responsibility, redefined.

I read a play on words yesterday that turned my understanding of responsibility completely upside down. The word was written as “response-ability”, and something about seeing it written down in this way blew my mind… Often, I’ve felt burdened by the idea of responsibility. Like it encapsulated all of the things I didn’t want to do, but hadContinue reading “Response-Ability — Responsibility, redefined.”

The world went dark — How Childhood Sexual Abuse changed the way I saw life.

I feel inspired to share my experience of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) in the hope that it is seen and understood by the people who, like me, felt alone in their experience. I found a great deal of compassion and acceptance for what happened to me by reading about other peoples expereinces —  and so IContinue reading “The world went dark — How Childhood Sexual Abuse changed the way I saw life.”

World Mental Health Day 2020 — Overcoming Psychosis and Being Sectioned.

It’s World Mental Health Day today and I want to share some of my experience of being sectioned with psychosis and how I got through it. Mental health difficulties can be challenging, even without having to face social stigma and a lack of understanding about the nature of mental health. This World Mental Health DayContinue reading “World Mental Health Day 2020 — Overcoming Psychosis and Being Sectioned.”

“Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain” ~ Maya Angelou — Living through a global pandemic.

I read the quote I used as the title for this blog posted on Facebook this morning. It filled me with hope as I related it to everything I’ve experienced recently in living through the COVID-19 Pandemic and an uprising in the Black Lives Matters campaign for social justice. It feels like I’ve been livingContinue reading ““Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain” ~ Maya Angelou — Living through a global pandemic.”